MLB Playoff Odds & Props

October is always a great time to be a baseball fan, but this year is truly extraordinary. The 2015 playoffs will feature ten excellent teams, a handful of storied franchises, and some of the most passionate fan bases in the country (plus Canada!).

Speaking of Canada, the Blue Jays have established themselves as slight World Series favorites. The city of Toronto -which hasn’t seen playoff baseball since the Jays won the World Series in 1992 – clearly has baseball fever and will provide a deafening home field advantage. Their intimidating lineup and formidable pitching rotation will be difficult for any opponent to deal with.

However, Toronto does not have a monopoly on enthusiasm, nor talent. Many of our greatest baseball cities are about to witness some of the most intriguing match-ups we’ve seen in years.

Here are the current odds for the hysteria. Enjoy the games!

World Series Odds:
Toronto Blue Jays: 9/2
Kansas City Royals: 6/1
Los Angeles Dodgers: 8/1
St. Louis Cardinals: 9/1
Pittsburgh Pirates: 12/1
Chicago Cubs: 25/2
Texas Rangers: 15/1
New York Mets: 20/1
New York Yankees: 25/1
Houston Astros: 30/1

O/U on the Number of Games in the World Series: 6 (Under -125)

Odds on the Most Likely World Series Match-Ups:
Blue Jays/Dodgers: 7/1
Blue Jays/Cardinals: 10/1
Royals/Dodgers: 11/1
Royals/Cardinals: 16/1

Odds for the Wild Card Games:
Astros (-118, 7 O/U) at Yankees

Cubs (-113, 5.5 O/U) at Pirates

Odds to Win the World Series MVP:
Josh Donaldson: 18/1
Clayton Kershaw: 21/1
Kendrys Morales: 35/1
Edwin Encarnacion: 36/1
Andrew McCutchen: 40/1

Odds to Win the ALCS MVP:
Josh Donaldson: 12/1
Kendrys Morales: 20/1
Edwin Encarnacion: 24/1
Lorenzo Cain: 35/1
David Price: 40/1

Odds to Win the NLCS MVP:
Clayton Kershaw: 10/1
Andrew McCutchen: 23/1
Matt Carpenter: 27/1
Zack Greinke: 30/1
Anthony Rizzo: 34/1

O/U on Total Postseason Home Runs: 61

Odds of any Pitcher Throwing a No-hitter in the 2015 Postseason: 11/1

Odds of any Pitcher Throwing a Perfect Game in the 2015 Postseason: 141/1

Odds to Throw a No-hitter/Perfect Game in the 2015 Postseason:
Clayton Kershaw: 32/1
Jake Arrieta: 50/1
Zack Greinke: 75/1
David Price: 100/1
Jacob deGrom 150/1

(Photo credit: Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA (Clayton Kershaw Uploaded by Muboshgu) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons. Photo has been cropped.)